If not, when will the patent expire?
15 Aug 2010
No, there is no generic for Lovenox now. I actually didn't know when the patent on Lovenox expires but if it is really 2012 that is fantastic. I am now on this stuff for life as the only two things that work on me are heparin and Lovenox. I feel very stressed out by the high cost of this medication and the fact that insurance pays for a while then starts to resist again always results in a lot of stress for me. For those who don't know what this drug actually costs, for the dosage I'm on - 120 mg every 12 hours - it is $8,800 a month. It is not really intended for long term use but there are a few of us wandering the planet with really strange blood and only Heparin or Lovenox (which I have been told is really just a short acting form of Heparin) actually work on me, and as I've survived many many clots and several incidents of pulmonary embolism (sometimes emboli as in lots at the same time) my life unfortunately revolves around various worries associated with needing to be on this stuff to stay alive, not the least of those being what this stuff costs.
28 Jun 2010
enoxaparin is the generic NAME for lovenox and is the active ingredient in Lovenox. This can be confusing as "generic name" can be confused with "generic version". For there to be a generic version, the drug's patient must have expired and another manufacturer must be making the drug.
Lovenox is currently protected by patents until 2012 after which a generic version may come available.
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